Why does the mother make the leap?

Why does the mother make the leap?

The mother didn’t want to be reminded of what she lost the day of the storm. She lost her child, her husband, and was injured. Her mother then saved her by climbing and leaping from a tree to get to the window of the roof to bring the narrator down from the flaming house.

What fact about the narrator’s mother in the LEAP helps you predict that she will survive the storm?

My mother is the surviving half of a blindfold trapeze act…. will survive the storm? She never lost her balance or upset an object. You just studied 7 terms!

What is the climax of the leap?

It is this climax, when the narrator is apparently facing certain death, that gives the mother the opportunity to use her amazing agility and talent as a trapeze artist to make “the leap” that a squirrel would have struggled to make and rescue her daughter.

What is the theme of the short story the leap?

The theme of “The Leap” by Louise Erdrich is that survival often depends upon the ability to use reason. The narrator’s mother exhibits quick-thinking when lightning strikes the tent pole during her trapeze act with her first husband.

Who wrote the leap short story?

Jonathan Stroud

What is the point of view of the leap?

This story is told from a first person perspective though the narrator’s point of view. Conflict: The conflict in this story is both internal and external. The conflict is internal when Anna decided to not let her husband’s death stop her from opening up to a new relationship.

Why has the narrator returned to her childhood home?

Why has the narrator returned to her childhood home? She returns to care for and read to her blind mother.

What are the leaps in the story the leap?

What are the three leaps that Anna takes in the story? 1) The literal leap on the trapeze; 2) the figurative leap of learning to read and starting a new life; and 3) the literal leap from the tree to the window during the fire.

What do you think is the most dramatic event in the story the leap?

The most dramatic event in “The Leap” is the mother’s rescue of the daughter from her burning bedroom. While the leap of Mrs. Avalon under the circus tent is, indeed, dramatic, it is not described with the amount of detail that is present in the daughter’s narration of her own rescue by her mother.